Good story and interesting characters!
I was eager to read this book because I loved Cornick's other books, but this one just pushed things to far. The heroine is very hard to like and consistently makes truly awful decisions. I could never understand why the hero put up with her. For those of you who loved The Earl's Prize (the book about this heroine's brother) be warned - this is not a good sequel!
Juliana is very hard to like. The author tries to bring out a vulnerable side to her, etc but you don't really start to like her till you are over half way through the book. I enjoyed the other books in the Tallant series but had a hard time with this one. However I have liked some of the secondary character romances going on throughout the series. I was glad to see Edward Ashwick again and the introduction to Martin's siblings.
"The Lady Rakehell's Redemption...
Unmarriageable, untamable, unforgettable, Lady Juliana Myfleet was the Ton's most notorious widow. With her reputation almost in tatters, Juliana knew the one thing that would save her from ruin was the one thing she did not want--Marriage!
Martin Davencort knew there was more to Juliana than gossip and scandal. But he was walking a fine line in saving his childhood friend from herself. If Juliana was not the sweet innocent he remembered, his liaison with a lady of dubious repute would cost him everything he held most dear. Still, Martin had paid the price ffor letting Juliana go once--and he'd willingly risk all before letting that happen again..."
I liked this book because the characters seemed real to me. I don't have to like, agree with or support characters' actions to enjoy a well written story; they are them and I am me. The question to me was, did the author portray this girl's situation and her capacity for straightening out her life convincingly? I thought she did. Good read.